send low sub to no-required programs

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sdh0618
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send low sub to no-required programs

Postby sdh0618 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:09 am

I got a 830 (76%) physics sub. :cry:
As an international student who want to apply hep-th, it seems to be a bad one.
Should I send this score to programs that sub is only recommended?
Will this break my applications?
Thanks

yatesmv
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Re: send low sub to no-required programs

Postby yatesmv » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:04 am

By sub, I think you mean score. It is substandard for most of the top schools, but it isn't terrible. It all depends on how the rest of your application is.

Goldberry
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Re: send low sub to no-required programs

Postby Goldberry » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:14 pm

To my understanding, you'd have a really hard time at a top school with that score (especially in theory), but a lower tier school might be fine with it. If the rest of your app is great, though, they might be willing to look beyond it? I wouldn't restrict yourself to recommended-only schools, there are plenty of schools that would be fine with that score and be willing to still consider you seriously.




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